Sep 24, 2010 1:00pm EDT
to be a standoff right now. and a remarkable moment on capitol hill today. comedian stephen colbert appeared in front of a committee on immigration and border security and, basically, mocked the issue? and the hearing. and the lawmakers sat there and took it. before things even got started, however, one lawmaker did apparently see what was coming and asked ahead of time that kohl bay bare -- colbert make his statement in writing. >> i would like to recommend that now that we've got all this attention, that you excuse yourself and that you let us get on with the three witnesses and all the other members there. >> i'm here at the invitation of the chairwoman, and if she would like me to remove myself from the hearing room, i'm happy to do so. i'm only here at her invitation. >> that is correct. >> well, thank you very much. that's fair enough. >> the gentleman's time has expired. megyn: so john conyers, a democrat, wanted colbert to go, but the chairwoman, sow lofgren, wanted him to stay. and what happened next looked like a big joke, but not everyone was laughing. just ahead, stephen colbert'
Sep 27, 2010 9:00am EDT
democrats on the fence to say, hang on a moment. >> bill, if they've got time to have a hearing with stephen colbert they can take a vote on pending tax relief. i believe all the tax cuts would be extending but they just don't want to hold that vote. bill: on the screen you can see for a family of four making $50,000 a year, if the tax cuts are not extended they will pay $2,900 more in taxes during a time when as you no and you've stated and we talked to stu varney that the economy is still struggling. family of four making a hundred grand a year pay $4,500 more in taxes. how do you think thinks this is going to happen. >> hopefully it will not. if the hreps -- republicans are in the house and senate you won't see any increase in taxes. this adds to uncertainty, we hear our small businesses talking about itment there is a growing i think incompetent in governing in washington. this is damaging i think for the democrats across the board. bill: one more question. john boehner said in his responsible, the most irresponsible thing he has ever known congress to do. is that hyperbole or do you agr
Sep 17, 2010 5:00pm EDT
any minute. and you are called to quote freak out for freedom. john stew wrt and stephen colbert set up competing rallies to take political satire to a new level. welcome to all of the people in the united states and around the world. wolf blitzer is off today and i'm s i'm s i i i'm suzanne malveaux. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> and in venezuela, a scientist said he promised caracas that he could build a bomb within the decade. our correspondent jeanne meserve is following the story for us. the couple worked at the las alamos laboratory. what do you know? >> well, the nuclear physicist here allegedly passed the nuclear secrets to someone he thought was a representative of the venezuelan government, but the contact was an undercover fbi agent. u.s. officials say that the government of hugo chavez had no involvement and had no information that venezuela has any plans to build a nuclear weapon. >> this indictment does not allege that the government of venezuela or anyone acting on its behalf sought or was passed any classified information. nor does it charge any venezuelan
Sep 28, 2010 12:00am PDT
." -- "worthy of first amendment rights scrim stephen colbert testified friday and agricultural businesses. he recently took up a dare from the united farm workers union to live the life of a farmworker. he lasted one day on the job. >> i like talking about people who do not have any power and this seems like one of the least powerful people in the united states are my co-workers to come and do our work, but do not have any rights as a result. yet we still invite them to come here and at the same time as the into the. that is an interesting contradiction to me. these seem like the least of our brothers right now. a lot of people are least brothers because of the economy, and i do not want to take anyone's heart chip away from them, but margaret workers suffered -- migrant workers suffer and have no rights. >> those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodn. anti-war activists are gearing up for protests outside fbi offices in cities across the state-country today and tried to the fbi raided eight homes and offices of anti-war